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Porsches & Pastrami Jul 22
Driving Tour Aug 4
Autocross #4 Aug 12
Summer Picnic Aug 26
FSR Fall Fun Run Sep 8
Tip Top breakfast Sep 29

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Porsches in Shenandoah Valley The Shenandoah Region of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) is dedicated to enjoying Porsche cars in central Virginia. While Porsches are the common element, our members provide the club with variety and enthusiasm. We organize scenic driving tours, run six autocrosses each year, and take part in high-performance driver's education (DE) events at the Virginia International Raceway and other tracks. Our premier event is the Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM), a June weekend including a concours, lunch, driving tour, tech session, banquet, and an autocross at the Southside Speedway. We also hold a Christmas party and several other social meetings annually.

Nonmembers are welcome to participate in a social meeting, a driving tour, or an autocross. Learn more about the Shenandoah Region PCA and our upcoming events, the PCA Zone 2 comprising 10 nearby regions, the national PCA, and how to JOIN PCA.

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UPCOMING EVENTS



Gary Hagar at Dürty Nelly's
Porsches & Pastrami:

Back by popular demand! Please join fellow members at Dürty Nelly's Pub and Wayside Deli in Charlottesville (map) at 11:30 AM on Sunday, July 22. Thanks to member/owner Gary Hagar, we can look forward to the usual excellent selection of lunch and beverage options, while catching up with other SRPCA'rs. Something hearty on the menu to fit all tastes! Porsches & Pastrami has been a hallmark Club activity, noted for great food and company, and weather permitting, followed by a short-ish destination drive. After lunch and conversation, we will meet for our Driver's Meeting a 1:00 PM and start our tour shortly thereafter. Our drive will conclude at the Grace Estate Winery, where you may enjoy a tasting of a variety of their excellent wines, splitting a bottle with friends, or simply lingering over a glass of your favorite.

Hope to see you there!


Devil's Backbone photo Devil's Backbone Brewery Plank Road Drive:

Let's "DRIVE" the Plank.

Let's get together and exercise our Porsches on Saturday, August 4. We'll meet at the Glenmore Country Club, 1750 Piper Way, Keswick, VA (map) between 11:00 and 11:30 AM, hold our drivers' meeting at 11:45 AM, and hit the road at high noon. Our route will start with stints on the Thomas Jefferson Parkway, the James Monroe Parkway and Carter's Mountain Road, followed by a long drive on Virginia's historic Plank Road. All together, the drive is 50 miles of gorgeous country backroads and will take a little over an hour. We will end the drive at Devil's Backbone Basecamp and Brewery with lunch available for those who choose to unwind there. Also, Music in the Blue Ridge will begin at 4:30 pm, for those who would like to make a day of it. I look forward to seeing you on August 4th.

Please click here by August 3 to RSVP so we have a head count for Devil's Backbone.

Questions? Contact Tim Messer at timmess22@gmail.com or (434) 806-6561.


autocross photo Autocross #4 at Verona:

Join the Shenandoah Region PCA on Sunday, August 12 for our fourth official autocross of 2018 at the Augusta County Government Center (map) in Verona (driving directions).

Our autocrosses are open to Porsches and "other" brands of cars. Drivers and spectators do not need to be members of the Porsche Club of America (PCA). Loaner helmets and instruction for novice drivers are provided. There is a large open pavilion that provides shelter from sun and rain, and restrooms are available. Events are held rain or shine. You can register and pay online (click here) or at the event. Fees for the event are: PCA member $25, non-PCA member $30.

Event schedule:

  • Registration/Tech opens at 9:30 AM
  • Drivers meeting at 11:00 AM
  • First car off at 11:30 AM

Adult participants and spectators must sign the PCA insurance waiver form that will be provided at each driving event. Minors may attend PCA events only if their parents sign the appropriate parental-release waiver forms. These forms are available at the event and by clicking here.


First Settlers Region (FSR) Fall Fun Run:

The First Settlers Region invites you to join the FSR Fall Fun Run on Saturday, September 8. It will start at Euroclassics Porsche in Midlothian, VA (map). The planned route is about 100 miles long and should take about 2 1/4 hours. There will be some twisty roads in the middle, and there will be a break. The destination is Tyer's home in Waterview, VA on the Rappahannock River, for catered BBQ and fried chicken. A MotorsportReg.com registration link will be posted here soon. The planned entry fee is $20 per person. Check the FSR website for updates.

Schedule:

  • 10–11 AM: Light brunch of fruit, pastry, coffee, etc. at Euroclassics Porsche
  • 11 AM: Driver's meeting
  • 11:15 AM: First group out
  • 1:15 PM: Arrive at destination

Questions? Ed Merry at edhmerry@verizon.net.